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Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 12:39pm

Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months.

Surprise: Large alligator found in Kansas City hot tub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 3:04pm

A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a large alligator in a hot tub.

GOP candidate called 'Bigfoot erotica' devotee wins race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 1:34pm

Despite being labeled a "devotee of Bigfoot erotica," a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.

Identical twin California sisters give birth 2 hours apart

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 10:29am

Identical twins have given birth about two hours apart from each other.

NYPD salutes K-9 just before she loses cancer battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 9:09am

The New York Police Department gathered about 20 saluting officers and held an aviation flyover to honor an Emergency Services K-9 just before she died.

Eat your heart out at the Pizza Museum

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 6th - 5:48pm

There is now a museum for pizza lovers everywhere that's popped-up in arguably America's pizza capital, New York City.

NY family thinks bones under home are long-missing father

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 10:01am

A New York family says they've found human bones beneath their basement, and they believe the remains are those of their patriarch who disappeared half a century ago.

Police: Men arrested in pumpkin smashing crime spree

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 31st - 6:08pm

Police in the southern Oregon town of Grants Pass have arrested two men suspected in a pumpkin-powered crime spree, ending weeks of incidents of smashed gourds and broken car windows.

Runaway elephant returned to upstate New York sanctuary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:19am

An elephant that was burned by napalm during the Vietnam War has been returned to an upstate New York animal sanctuary after taking a late-night stroll.

Romanian man returns $100,000 found in secondhand cupboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:16am

A Romanian man was surprised to find 95,000 euros ($107,000) stashed inside a secondhand cupboard he'd bought — and promptly returned the money.

Minnesota baby born on Nov. 11 at 11:11 p.m.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 4:52pm

A Minnesota baby girl was born on Veterans Day — the 11th day of the 11th month — at 11:11 p.m.

Animal control officers, nearby helpers catch loose chicken

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 3:17pm

A Maine animal control officer had been on a mission to find a loose chicken when he decided to whack a few branches, exposing a black fowl lurking below.

No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 8:52am

Rhode Island elections officials say one polling place in Providence did not see a single voter during the midterm elections this week.

Bond between donkey, emu may make adoption difficult

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 3:32am

A North Carolina animal shelter says the close bond between a donkey and an emu that can barely stand to be separated may complicate an adoption.

Police: 11-year-old boy leads officers on high-speed chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 6th - 10:26am

Police say an 11-year-old boy in Ohio led officers on his second high-speed police chase in 13 months, this time after his mother took away a video game console.

Woman tries to drive away with North Dakota squad car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 6th - 9:46am

Charges are pending against a 23-year-old woman who police say got into a police car and tried to drive away in northeast North Dakota.

Who steals portable toilets? German court renders verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 6th - 7:52am

The portable toilets kept on disappearing — and now a German company knows why.

Python presents slithery situation at Texas Goodwill store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 9:49am

A Goodwill worker collecting clothes and other items at a Texas sorting center was surprised to find an albino python clinging to the side of a bin.

Bare buns: Half-naked woman falls through Cook Out ceiling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 1st - 5:32am

Police in Tennessee say a half-naked woman fell twice through a restaurant's ceiling and landed in its kitchen.